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Standard User LeePriceBT
(newbie) Tue 06-Mar-12 20:28:50
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Client mode router


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I have a BT Home hub in the study with wired connection to my PC and wireless access for my netbook & phone. I've connected my TV with a cable across the hallway to the study - bit messy but it works for BBC iPlayer etc.

I'd like to use an old BT 2-Wire business hub as a wireless client. The idea is to cable one of it's LAN ports to the LAN connection on the TV and use it to connect wirelessly to the HomeHub.

Can this be done?

I've searched all over and found plenty of ways to make a bridge and to use a second router to extend wireless coverage, but all these involve cabling between the routers.

Anyone done this? Any help or pointers would be graet thanks.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 06-Mar-12 22:40:06
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Re: Client mode router


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Not seen anyone do what you want with the 2-Wire

A dedicated wireless bridge device would be best, i.e. hours of figuring it out versus price for a wireless bridge

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Standard User prlzx
(committed) Tue 06-Mar-12 23:49:50
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Re: Client mode router


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Yes as Andrew says - a device with a bridge mode.

I believe these types of things can do bridging, but best to check the manuals for modes showing it connecting to another access point (acting as a client / station)

TP-Link
TL-WA901ND

Edimax
EW-7416APn V2

Ubiquiti
AirRouter

the latter has the lowest bandwidth on paper but has additional LAN ports (and a spectrum analyser)



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